Just saw a nice Op-Ed at the Anniston Star. Here's the conclusion, but the whole thing is worth the short read.
But in his zeal to protect Big Business, Fuller places the cart before the horse and fails to consider just who is to blame for the “tort tax” that he decries, for if there were no unsafe products, then it would not be necessary for Americans to hire tort lawyers in the first place. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every single year there are about 4,500 deaths and 13.7 million injuries associated with just 15 categories of consumer products, not including automobiles.
Add to these the deaths and injuries caused annually by toxic substances and pharmaceutical products and it should be obvious that the real “tort tax” is paid not in the form of dollars, but in the deaths and injuries caused by industry negligence. There is no doubt that this “tort tax” will soar if Fuller and his strategically named “Alabama Voters Against Lawsuit Abuse” get their way.
I wish someone would put a dollar figure on the cost of those deaths and injuries. God knows the "reform" movement doesn't give a damn about human lives.